Val de Vries

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location South Australia, Australia
Introduction I was brought up in a very loving home with wonderful parents and my younger brother (who is also my great friend). Loved to read, write and do puzzles as a kid. My major occupation was Private Secretary to a Lawyer and in Real Estate. After I married, there was an amazing twist in my life, when I had the opportunity to become involved in the Arts, and thus began my painting life. My first love was painting on Porcelain, and I took Seminars with as many top teachers from Australia and Overseas as I possibly could. I taught Porcelain Painting in an Adelaide Gallery, having studied and qualified as a teacher in 1986. I have been very fortunate to travel most of Australia many times over, as well as Fiji, Bali, and Europe including England and Scotland. I lived for 3 months in The Hague in Holland, and that was a really magic time in my life. I have one son, who is my pride and joy.
Interests Art, Designing especially for Porcelain Art, Creative Writing, Photography, Music, Travel, Antiques, being with Family and Friends, Computer and Online Friends.
Favorite Movies Probably too many to mention, but they MUST have a happy ending -- that's one big stipulation.
Favorite Books Biographies and Autobiographies, Maeve Binchey, Marion Lennox, Lucy Clark, Monica McInerney.